Finnish artist Jonna Pohjalainen first got the awesome idea for turning long aspen logs into giant colour pencils during an environmental art workshop in Pedvale, Latvia. 

She arrived there supply-less, but with an open mind. Every day, she would sit quietly, taking in the rural landscape, sharpening her pencils and watching the sunset. It was during those quiet moments that she got the brilliant idea to transform the gray aspen logs that surrounded her into gigantic color pencils.”

What a wonderfully playful idea. We’ll never look at skinny trees the same way again.

[via My Modern Metropolis and Mr. Kate]